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Web and Multimedia Design

St. Winefride’s Catholic Primary School

St Winefride's PrimarySt. Winefride’s Catholic Primary school already had a website, but were finding it hard to keep it up to date themselves. They approached me looking for an easier way of updating the website, whilst keeping its design, colour scheme and layout.

I redeveloped the website around the powerful and intuitive Joomla content management system. I also provided on site training and a detailed helpsheet to assist them. They were impressed with how easy to use the new system is, with no need for web coding languages or the need to use external software to upload files.

Please visit www.stwinefridesprimary.co.uk to take a look.

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My BD5 extended services

My Bd5The My BD5 extended services authority offer a variety of services and activities to people in the BD5 postcode district. I designed and created their website, which went live to coincide with their launch in October 2009.

The website is fully content managed and the staff are already doing a great job of adding and editing content themselves. It also features a blog and a diary to insert upcoming events and activities.

Please visit www.mybd5.org to take a look.

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Websites for Schools and Academies

websites for schools and academies

During three years working for a subsidiary of Dixons City Academy in Bradford I helped to develop a number of websites for schools and Academies. Upon leaving the company I was asked to help maintain of many of these websites and have since created several more. I can offer the extensive expertise I have developed to provide similar services to schools nationwide.

The websites I develop for schools are usually based around a content management system, which allows authorised users to log in and update the website’s content without any prior knowledge of website coding. Although this is a very simple process, I also provide a detailed user manual and on site training to assist the user.
Typically the process is as follows:

  1. We discuss your needs at an initial consultation
  2. 3-5 initial concept designs are developed
  3. A final design is developed based on feedback from the initial designs
  4. The website is built and fitted around a content management system
  5. All of the initial website content is added by me
  6. A detailed user manual is created and I also provide on-site training on editing & updating the website
  7. An invoice is sent upon satisfactory completion of the website

Please feel free to contact me for more information.

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School blogs are an excellent idea

Blogs are hugely popular nowadays. They provide an easy way of maintaining a dynamic, up to date and interesting website and they are fantastic for search engines. What better way of keeping parents informed than via a regularly updated School blog?

For those unfamiliar with blogs, a blog (short for “Web Log”) is a type of website where the owner posts ‘entries’, which could include things like latest news, upcoming events or important announcements. These entries appear in reverse chronological order on a page, so people visiting the website see the latest events at the top of the page and can scroll down the page for past events.

Editing a blog couldn’t be simpler. Blog owners simply log in, type their post (including elements such as images and video) then click ‘Publish’ – Another reason why blogs would suit school staff and their hectic workloads.

If you are looking for a contemporary school website/blog that will be easy to keep up to date and great for search engines please feel free to get in touch!

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New website

Mark Langdale Multimedia Design is evolving! Having been massively impressed by the WordPress blogging system I decided to base my entire site around it as well as including some extras such as testimonials some recent clients have kindly provided.

I have big ambitions for the new website and I aim to keep it very dynamic by writing regular blog posts. These blogs will not all be business related, I aim to offer hints, tips and tutorials to other freelancers and also aim to communicate my personality more by adding personal projects.

…and don’t worry, that horrible picture on the left is only temporary. I’m going to get my girlfriend to use everything she’s learnt watching Americas Next Top Model to take a good picture for it!

Please stay tuned for what’s to come and subscribe to my blog here

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  • Testimonials

    The whole process of reviewing and updating our school web site was made very easy.The training on new software was pitched perfectly for a range of staff with differing levels of technology and we are all delighted with the outcome. I would recommend Mark Langdale's services without any hesitation.
    Head Teacher
    St Winefride's Catholic PrimaryMore testimonials